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Hundreds of sheep to help maintain Strathmore Solar installation in Alberta

Telus Corporation signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Capital Power for the energy produced by the sheep-plus-solar installation in Alberta.

Mitrex releases the Solar Brick–a solar-integrated building facade

Mitrex solar facades are being installed on a 7000 square feet area on a building in Canada, producing an estimated 90,000 kWh of power annually.


Cold weather EV bus from Canada

The Electrip by Letenda is a 30-foot bus with Cummins batteries and nearly 300kWh onboard.


International panel determines US must end Canada solar tariffs

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) panel said the Section 201 tariffs violated the international agreement.


Sunrise brief: Biden extends Trump solar tariffs, with a twist

Also on the rise: Nova Scotia government protects solar owners by stopping proposed net-metering fee. Maxeon 40-year warranty is cool, but you can’t get it in US. Solar-powered EV Airstream parks itself by remote control. Two large-scale solar and battery storage projects coordinate time-based delivery.

Nova Scotia government moves to stop net-metering fixed charge

In a welcome ruling, the Nova Scotia government announced that it will protect solar homeowners and small businesses in the solar industry by stopping the fixed monthly charge proposed by Nova Scotia Power.


US solar module manufacturer nets $5 million investment, 250MW supply deal

Altus Power committed to a multi-year supply agreement with tier 1 North American PV module manufacturer Heliene, and invested $5 million in the company’s growth.

Canadian hydropower dam to be coupled with 180MW of lithium-ion battery storage

TransAlta has planned to start construction on the storage facility in March 2023 and to complete it within nine months. The 180MW battery facility is designed to be charged by the existing Ghost Hydroelectric facility when demand is lower.

Sunrise brief: Daimler, NextEra, and BlackRock fund investment in EV and hydrogen trucks and charging stations across the US

Also on the rise: Nova Scotia utility proposes net-metering fee. Research into how rooftop PV systems may affect air and building temperature in urban environments vice versa. Vanadium redox flow battery in microgrid project. Important step for Indiana solar: Utility’s net metering calculation overturned in court. Maxeon to offer IBC solar panels in the US.

Nova Scotia Power net-metering fee may stall industry in its tracks

Sierra Club Canada calls on Nova Scotians to demand energy democracy after the utility proposes to charge a premium on net-metered solar installations.


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